Statement from East Midlands Counties League – COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

By David Holland

Statement from East Midlands Counties Football League – COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

The EMCFL have been in touch with the Football Association today 13th March 2020.

At this point there are no plans to cancel, postpone or to play games behind closed doors.

Although the situation remains fluid and government guidance could change at any point, all games in the EMCFL will go ahead as planned unless external forces dictate otherwise.

The EMCFL will continue to liaise with the governing body to provide necessary leadership.

In the meantime, the EMCFL would reiterate the guidance issued through the Chief Medical Officer, NHS.

For clubs hosting events:

• PHE guidance (…/wuhan-novel-coro…/) should be read and followed

• Promote best practice for hygiene, ensuring cleaning is effective and soaps are provided
(and sanitiser where possible)

• Anyone with flu symptoms should avoid the risk of spreading their infection, whatever
that infection may be, by staying at home and recovering

• Clubs are advised that if any spectator presents to a club member of staff with possible
flu-like symptoms they should be encouraged to leave, return home and call NHS 111 for further advice

• For those hosting sporting events, whatever their size, attendees and participants should stay up to date on the government’s latest advice on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus

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